Archive for Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Obama and Romney face off on foreign policy in final debate
9:38 p.m., October 22, 2012 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Despite the final presidential debate’s stated focus on foreign affairs, time after time President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney turned the discussion back to the slowly recovering U.S. economy, which polls show is the No. 1 issue for most voters.
6:00 a.m.
The old Varsity House is being reconstructed at the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets on the site of the new Varsity House Apartment complex. A deal was struck between the developers, City Hall and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance that the former boarding home, where college athletes used to stay, would be moved to a corner of the property. Once reassembled, the structure will serve as a boarding house next to the new apartment development. But concerns have arisen about how much of the original house will remain. Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House
October 23, 2012
A pair of city commissioners said they are upset with how Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel is following through on a deal to rebuild the old Varsity House at 11th and Indiana streets. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
Houston school teacher Candida Gutierrez talks Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Houston about the frustration of having her identity stolen several years ago. When Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it to get a job, a driver’s license, a mortgage and even medical care for the birth of two children. Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’
October 23, 2012
When Candida L. Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it to get a job, a driver’s license, a mortgage and even medical care for the birth of two children. All the while, the crook claimed the real Gutierrez was the one who had stolen her identity. The women’s unusual tug-of-war puts a face on “total identity theft,” a brazen form of the crime in which con artists go beyond financial fraud to assume many other aspects of another person’s life.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings looks to throw against the Oklahoma defense during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Weis shakes up starters, gives Cummings nod at quarterback against Texas
2:11 p.m., October 23, 2012 Updated 12:13 a.m.
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis on Tuesday removed the “or” between the names of his two starting quarterbacks. Red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings will start against Texas this weekend and former starter and fifth-year senior Dayne Crist will back him up.

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